Earlier this week, Democrats of the House Intelligence Committee voted to approve Chairman Adam Schiff’s 300-page report in which found that “testimony from these witnesses produced overwhelming and clear evidence of President Trump’s misconduct,.”
This final report and formal vote inside the committee gives a clear pathway into impeachment proceedings against the president. Although the report excludes direct language prompting for the execution of the third presidential impeachment in US history, it does allow for the next step to occur, hearings inside the Democrat lead House Judiciary Committee chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler.
After the report was formalized and released to the public, Rep. Adam Schiff held a press conference outlining the political process and answering questions.
During the press conference a member of the media asked Rep. Schiff, “Mr. Chairman, just to be clear, it sure sounds like you support impeaching the president, do you support impeaching and the senate removing him from office?” which can be heard in the NowThis Politics Facebook video at the 46 minute marker.
The California Democrat is heard responding at the podium with, “I’m going to reserve any kind of a public judgment on that until I have a chance to consult with my colleagues, with our leadership, and I think this really needs to be a decision that we all make as a body…”
According to a recent CNN article, the authors quote the same response from Schiff as his response as his answer to a question “if there was evidence for impeachment,” which is factually incorrect.
Upon further investigation, Rep. Adam Schiff gave a very different response at the podium this week than he did in mid-November at California’s Democratic Party convention. While speaking to the convention goers he slammed President Trump by saying, “We are more than a resistance now, we are a majority, we are a majority in one house and we will become a majority in the other, and we will send that charlatan in the White House back to the golden throne he came from.”
Marissa Martinez is a political contributor for Accuracy in Media. She is the former political director to Massachusetts Governor’s re-election campaign, alumna of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and political consultant to national PACs. Follow her stories, @MarissaAlisa.